Via OHA, on April 19, 1865, Aldermen and members of the Alexandria Common Council attended the funeral of Abraham Lincoln, held in the East Room of the White House. Following his death by assassination, Lincoln’s body was transported to the White House by an Honor Guard on April 15 and placed on public view three days later. In the interim period his corpse was prepared for burial by the same embalming method successfully used four years earlier after the death in Alexandria of Elmer Ellsworth, Lincoln’s former law clerk and campaign manager.
After the funeral service, the President’ body was moved to the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in a public procession down Pennsylvania Avenue, where he lay in state until the morning of April 21. His coffin was then moved to Union Station and placed in special railcar, originally built in Alexandria for Presidential service, but used instead for the long funeral procession planned to retrace Lincoln’s inaugural route to Washington several years earlier.
Via Zillow, we publish this list from time to time when the list changes. These are homes that are pretty extraordinary and currently on the market in Alexandria, Virginia. This list features the historic Mount Ida residence we featured earlier this week.
Some time ago, I re-introduced the weekly palate cleanser posts (a.k.a. video of the week) on this blog. During the week, I post about road closures, stores opening, stores closing, news and things to do around Alexandria, Virginia. So, I thought maybe one post during the week could be just for fun. Therefore, a post that will cleanse the palate.
For this week, whether you have had a good week or a bad one, this new teaser trailer from the new Star Wars film really got me. The trailer was released during this week’s Star Wars Celebration. I was fine until the end where Han says to Chewie: “Chewie, we’re home.”.
What do you think about the trailer? Are you as excited for the new film as I am?
The incident happened around 1:00 AM in the 700 block of N. Ripley Street (see below).
Both of the adults were taken to the hospital.
‘Felonious Assault’ is defined as an assault that involved (A) a dangerous weapon with intent to cause bodily injury (i.e., not merely to frighten) with that weapon; (B) serious bodily injury; or (C) an intent to commit another felony.